23 - Michael Wilder
Michael Wilder
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Wilson HS
Position: Forward/Guard
Previous School: Long Beach Wilson HS

2011-12:  Named to the preseason All-Big West second team by College Sports Madness.

2010-11:  Played in 31 games with 19 starts....averaged 9.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists....recorded career highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds in the Jan. 22 win over Long Beach State....also blocked three shots in that game....had 15 points and six boards in the Feb. 26 double-overtime win over Pacific that secured a Big West Tournament berth for UCI....had a career-high three steals versus Loyola Marymount  Dec. 30....led the 'Eaters with 53 three-point field goals for the season....ranked 10th in the Big West in three-point field goal percentage (.379)....had to play power forward for much of the season due to injuries on UCI's front line....received a Sophomore Athletic Performance Award at UCI's annual "Salute to Scholar-Athletes" banquet in May.

2009-10: Played in 26 games with four mid-season starts as a freshman at UC Irvine...averaged 3.8 points and 2.0 rebounds...scored a high of 18 points at Eastern Kentucky Nov. 24, hitting 6 of 9 threes...had 12 points the next night versus Fairleigh Dickinson...recorded seven assists in Dec. 12 win over Vanguard University...grabbed five rebounds against UTSA Nov. 23 and Seattle University Dec. 15...had a five-game stretch from late November to mid-December when he hit 12 of 17 three-point shots.

High School: The four-year starter at Long Beach Wilson High School was named MVP of the Moore League in 2009 after averaging 22.8 points and 10.2 rebounds for Coach Matt Michelson...also earned first team All-CIF honors as a senior and was a three-time selection to the All-Moore League first team...top-scoring game was 39 points against Cerritos High...averaged 15 points and 9 rebounds as a junior...was named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Dream Team first team in 2008 and 2009...earned the CIF Champion of Character Award...was a four-year player on the volleyball team and was senior class vice president.

Personal: Majoring in psychology and social behavior...parents are Robert and Lineta Wilder.

CAREER HIGHS AT UC IRVINE

Points:  24 vs. Long Beach State, 1/22/11
Rebounds:  13 vs. Long Beach State, 1/22/11
Assists:  7 vs. Vanguard, 12/12/09
Steals:  3 vs. Loyola Marymount, 12/30/10
3-Pointers:  6 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/24/09
Blocked Shots:  3 vs. Long Beach State, 1/22/11